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English Español USA: GIANT to invest $114 million in Pennsylvania

The company unveiled a strategic growth plan that includes two new stores and over 30 remodels, as well as the creation of a new ecommerce fulfillment center.

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Author: PetroPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

GIANT Food Stores announced that it expects to invest $114 million in capital expenditures in Pennsylvania over the next 18 months, building on the recent success of its two new brands, GIANT Heirloom Market and GIANT DIRECT.

The company unveiled plans to create an ecommerce fulfillment center (GIANT DIRECT), open two new stores, and remodel 35 existing stores in 2020 and 2021. With this investment, GIANT will expand its presence in Philadelphia, its home market in Central Pennsylvania, and Monroe County.

“The accelerated growth of GIANT DIRECT has set the stage for additional investment opportunities that extend our ecommerce geographic reach. At the same time, our GIANT Heirloom Market format has enabled us to reach an entirely new demographic in Philadelphia,” said Nicholas Bertram, president, GIANT Food Stores.

2019 was a year of unprecedented growth for the Company, as GIANT opened 17 new stores and launched two new brands. In over just 10 months, the company’s number of GIANT DIRECT grocery pick-up locations climbed from zero to 125. GIANT also introduced PA Preferred shelf tags, a first of its kind program by a Pennsylvania retailer, designed to help customers identify the more than 1,200 Pennsylvania products available in its stores year-round. For these achievements and more, GIANT was named Retailer of the Year by Supermarket News.

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